In the traditional district of Waianae, set beneath towering Mount Kaala on Oahu's leeward shore, you can still feel the past. Many archaeological sites survive in the valleys of Nanakuli, Lualualei, Waianae, Makaha, Keaau, Makua and in the inland district of Waianae uka, near today's Wahiawa. Some of the largest archaeological landscapes on Oahu are found in the valleys along the Waianae coast. Here, intact ruins of houses, irrigated agricultural fields and dryland sweet potato fields and heiau structures cover the land. These ruins tell part of the history of Waianae. This is the first summary of Waianae history prior to european contact, combing archaeological fields and oral historical accounts.
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Dr. Ross Cordy is the Branch Chief for Archaeology in the State of Hawaii's Historic Preservation Division, having headed that office and program for 15 years. He currently teaches archaeology, history and Hawaiian studies at the University of West Oahu and helps teach archaeology to students in Waianae High School's and Nanakuli High School's Hawaiian Studies Programs. Dr. Cordy has conducted research on Hawaiian archaeological and historical topics since 1968. He has done fieldwork throughout the Hawaiian Islands, on all major Micronesian Islands, and in the Society Islands, and taught at universities in New Zealand. Dr. Cordy's writings include over 50 published articles, books, and monographs and numerous manuscript papers on a wide variety of Pacific subjects.
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Book Description Mutual Publishing, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # P021566475635